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Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 – 2011/01/04

Capybaras are delicate animals, much more so than you would expect from such large creatures, especially given that they are rodents. Continue reading to find out how you can help keep them healthy and happy in captivity. Continue reading “The ROUS Foundation” »

Things I Pretend to be

I hear human kids like to play pretend. So do capybaras. Or at least I do. All of my life I have pretended to be many things. Of course, being a capybara is the best possible thing to be, but I don’t need to pretend that.

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Wings in the Water

The weather has been hot lately and I have been taking advantage of it. Actually, I took advantage of it when it wasn’t so hot, and maybe even when it was a little chilly. MelT is such a wimp! She won’t go in the pool unless it is as warm as a “bathtub,” whatever that is.

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Caplin Day 2019

My Caplin Day popsicle

I can’t believe it is Caplin Day again already! Wow, the year went by really fast. Maybe that’s because  I haven’t been posting like I said I would for my New Year’s resolution. I guess I’m not the first capybara to fail to keep one of those.

Pool treat

Caplin Day is also known as Capybara Appreciation Day. We celebrate it on July 10th because that is Caplin Rous’ birthday. He would be 11 years old today. One of Caplin’s favorite foods was popsicles, that’s why popsicles are a traditional Caplin Day treat. I am not a huge fan of them so I just ate a little for the photo-op.

Swimming, rolling, and sleeping are also good Caplin Day festivities. Unlike the noisy celebrations humans like (I’m talking about you July 4th!), capybaras prefer a subdued affair with family and close friends. MelT and I celebrated alone this year. I guess that is about as subdued as it gets. Unless I had to celebrate alone, but then who would feed me my popsicle and that the pictures?

Let me know if any of you had a fun Caplin Day!

 

I’m Back!

Hello, it’s me again.

I haven’t been posting for a long time. Mostly that’s because I’m lazy, but it’s also because I have been sick. Really sick. I’ll write a post about that later, after I feel a little better.

In the meantime, you can read this article about exotic pets and featuring your favorite pet capybara! Yes, Caplin Rous, but me also.

There’s a lot to think about before adopting an exotic pet, and the article gets into some of that. Of course, we capybaras are the most loveable animals in the world, but we don’t fit in to most human families. It’s good to learn as much about us, or any other exotic, or any other pet, really, before decided you are right for each other.

Link to article

Spring is springing

A view from the back porch

Wow! Suddenly the weather is nice and the whole world has turned green! I have been waiting for this my whole life…or at least since last fall, that’s what MelT says anyway.

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